Joe Conroy, chief executive of tech focused Californian firm Cooley, talks to Tom Moore on why it was harder to open in London than China and how the collapse of Edwards Wildman‘s city office created a ‘significant opportunity’ that led to a 55-lawyer launch.
‘You don’t have them at hello’: Linklaters London corporate chief talks getting the right people in the room and tackling the US
Stuart Bedford became head of corporate at Linklaters‘ London HQ in September after his predecessor, Sarah Wiggins, was promoted to head of client sectors after just three months in the role. One of the strongest voices for private equity within the firm, Bedford talks to Tom Moore about how he hopes to capture US clients in the City.
Six months on from being elected co-heads of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) capital markets global team, David Benton and Simon Hill (pictured) talk about market confidence, current focuses and how Peerpoint is a big part of their future with Legal Business.
‘Chinese law firms are underestimated’: Q&A with Roger Parker, managing partner for EMEA at Reed Smith
Reed Smith’s managing partner for Europe, Middle East and Asia, Roger Parker, discusses international expansion, Chinese law firms and trying to get more corporate work.
As Washington DC-based Steve Immelt next month takes over the reins from Hogan Lovells co-chief executives David Harris and Warren Gorrell, the disputes lawyer talks to Legal Business about the strategy going forward and partner ambition.
How did your appointment come about?
I wasn’t a part of the soundings process, but the board had talked to practically every partner in the firm to get their views – it was a comprehensive effort to get a sense of the partnership, which was invaluable.The board asked a number of people if they would consider the position. I was asked and decided I would. Continue reading “Q&A with Hogan Lovells new chief executive Steve Immelt”